Events by Month

June 2023

June 10, 2023

Juneteenth Lunch and Learn with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join the Making It Count Community Development Corporation and Detroit’s own Dr. Michael Eric Dyson for a Juneteenth lunch and learn experience on Saturday, June 10. The discussion, titled “Still Fighting For Freedom in America,”  will center around learning the tactics that big tobacco companies use to keep the public in chains as it pertains to using menthol and flavored tobacco products.

June 16, 2023

Jonathan Eig Book Talk - King: A Life

5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Detroit Historical Society is proud to present New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig in conversation with award-winning scholar and author Professor Randal Jelks.

This discussion will center on Eig’s new book King: A Life and launch a week of celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth and the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 Walk to Freedom in Detroit.

Reception 5:00-6:00
Discussion and Q&A 6:00-7:30

June 19, 2023

Detroit Gives Black Juneteenth Celebration

3:00pm to 7:00pm

Come experience the new exhibition Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy and help us tell Detroit's story of giving as we honor eight local philanthropists.

On Juneteenth, The Soul of Philanthropy Michigan, in partnership with Detroit Historical Society and Urban Arts Orchestra, invites the entire family out to see Black giving in its many forms in an afternoon of visual and performance art.

June 25, 2023

Family Activity Day celebrating 60th Anniversary of Dr. King's Walk to Freedom

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a family day program to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Detroit Walk to Freedom. The days activities will include a reading and short poetry instruction by  Nandi Comer, Poet Laureate for the State of Michigan, crafts including poster-making and time capsule design, a  kid-friendly peace walk around our block,  and a kid-friendly performance  about  Dr. King and his work.  Share your stories from the past and present of experiences with civil rights in Detroit at our oral history booth.

Free admission day at the Detroit Historical Museum 

June 26, 2023

Sold Out! Camp Detroit - Summer 2023

(All day)

June 26-30, 2023  | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum | Belle Isle, Detroit

Ages 8-12


This year's camp is SOLD OUT! Contact with questions. 


Campers will learn how the Detroit River has served and shaped our city throughout history in a fun, encouraging environment.

Topics will include: